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CONTENTS. 



Invocation to Tkee Day .... Amelia M. My, '98 . . . 407 

Address or Welcome 408 

The Message of the Fates 408 

Oration for Teee Day Anna W. Blackmer, 1901 . . 416 

Presentation of the Spade .... Lucy M. Wright, 1900 . . . 417 

Eeception of the Spade .... Harriette Louise Pratt, 1901 . 419 

cass sono-1901 [SSmaSSy] ■ ■ • 422 

Editorials 423 

Tree Day 426 

Float 427 

The Shakespeare Play 428 

Senior Dramatics . 430 

The Books We Eead 430 

Books Keceived 433 

Exchanges 433 

Society Notes 435 

College Notes 437 

Alumnae Day 441 

Alumnae Notes 442 

Marriages 449 

Births 449 

Deaths 450 

In Memoriam, Julia Phelps, '95 . 450 



idol di. — June, 1898 — mo, 9, 



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New York. 
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Florists. 

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Hotel. 

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Jewelers. 

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and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia. 
Shreve, Crump & Low Co., 147 Tremont Street. 
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Millinery. 

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Opticians. 

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Photographers. 

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Printers. 

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Citizen Office, Summer Street, Natick. 
Shoes. 

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Sporting Goods. 

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H. A. Lozier & Co., 396 Boylston Street. 
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The Wellesley Magazine. 



Vol. VI. WELLESLEY, JUNE, 1898. No. 9. 

EDITOR IN CHIEF. 

GRACE LOUISE COOK, '99. 

ASSOCIATE EDITOR. MANAGING EDITORS. 

BERNICE OLIVER KELLY, '99. MART LOUISE BARKER, *98. 

EVA GRAHAM POTTER, '98. 
LITERARY EDITORS. 
HELEN MARIAN KELSEY, '95. MARGARET BELL MERRILL, '99. 

HELEN MARY BURTON, '99. MARY GERALDINE GORDON, 1900. 



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Advertising business is conducted by Miss Mary L. Barker, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

Subscriptions to the Magazine and other business communications should in all cases be sent to 
Miss Eva G. Potter, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

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INVOCATION TO TREE DAY. 

Spirit of Tree Day, at thy shrine we kneel, 
Poor suppliants of thy grace. Wilt thou reveal 
Thyself? O Goddess of Awakening Life, 
The rippling waves are with thy laughter rife, 
Thy voice is singing in the wood-bird's song. 
Honor and lowly reverence belong 
To thee, beloved priestess of the past 
And of the future. At thy feet we cast 
Our garlands. Oh, accept the sacrifice, 
And welcome us within thy paradise ! 

Spirit of Tree Day, at thy shrine we kneel ; 
To us, thy suppliants, thyself reveal. 

Amelia M. Ely, '98. 



408 THE WELLE '8 LEY MAGAZINE. 



ADDRESS OF WELCOME. 

The Fates seem still to hold the number three in honor, and, there- 
fore, they have granted us to-day what we had hoped for twice before. If 
you will pardon me, then, you who are our more constant and indulgent 
guests, I will extend our first welcome to the sun, who, perchance, when 
we have thus recognized his presence, will abate somewhat the ardor of his 
greeting. 

Ninety-eight welcomes you all most cordially this afternoon to her 
senior Tree Day, — you, our friends from first to last, our President, our 
teachers, our older sisters of the Alumnae ; and you, our well-loved fellow- 
students, who tread upon our heels and fain would have us gone. This is 
for all a day of pleasure, and not the least of ours lies in our greeting. 

Once more, then, '98 welcomes you all, and gives you joy : " Joy, 
gentle friends, joy and fresh days of love accompany j r our hearts." 



THE MESSAGE OF THE FATES. 

CHARACTERS. 

Fate of the Past ........ Helen G. Damon. 

Fate of the Present ...... A. Virginia Schoonover. 

Fate of the Future ........ Helen M. Hunt. 

Mimir (a dwarf, Guardian of the Well of Wisdom) . . . Grace M. Hoge. 
Wala (a prophetess) ...... Charlotte G. Marshall. 

Ostara (Goddess of Awakening Life) .... Frances G. Hoyt. 

attendants. 

(Mimir, the dwarf, is seen frolicking before a curtain of green leaves. Ostara, Goddess of Awakening Life, 
approaches the curtain, which conceals the Fates. J 

Ostara: Thou dancing sprite, be still ; thine airy gambols cease, for I, 
the Goddess of Awakening Life, am come to speak with thee. 

Mimir: What is thy wish, O Goddess? 

Ostara : Behind the green folds of yonder curtain I see three shrouded 
figures. It is with them I would speak. 

( Tlie dwarf goes to the curtain and speaks to the Fates, who slowly shake their heads. J 



THE WJELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 409 

Mimir : The Fates deny thy request, O Goddess. 

Ostara: Will nothing move them? 

Mimir: Inscrutable are they, and hard of heart; careful of their wis- 
dom, and chary of their counsel. But if thou wilt abase thyself, if thou wilt 
humble thyself before them, methinks they ma}' speak : for ever they like 
to see the mighty bow before them. 

Ostara (turning to her eight attendants) : 

Dance, O spirits mine, in stately measures ; 
Plead with them to give us of their treasures. 
Bend your bodies low with supplication ; 
Indicate your humble adoration. 

(They dance.) 

Ostara: Will they speak to me now? 
Mimir : I can but see, O Goddess. 

(He goes again to the screen of leaves. As he approaches, the curtain falls apart, revealing the Fates, who now 

permit him to speak* for them.) 

Mimir (at inspiration of the Fates) : — 

It is with a full appreciation of their own magnanimity, that the Fates 
have consented to speak to you this afternoon. Our business is to spin, to 
draw, to snip the thread of life, and not to talk ; but who can resist the 
Goddess of Springtime? We have ruled your past (though you didn't 
know it), we control you now, and we will guide your future. We made 
those pages of rules to which you are always referred — and never refer : we 
decide who shall win the tennis championship ; we even know whether it 
will rain on Tree Day. But we don't tell all we know. Dark and inscru- 
table are our ways, and our motives past human comprehension. Are you 
surprised that you are governed by us? Did you think all these years, 
when you talked of voluntary chapel and student government, that you 
could ever be independent of the Fates? Why, even the great A. C. is 
ruled by them, and they know it. It is not of our own power, however, 
that we are going to speak to you. We are come to reveal the past, to 
epitomize the present, to advise for the future. 

Ninety-nine, we are troubled to see in you a spirit of self-satisfaction. 
We sympathize with you iu your grief because you cannot have a " Junior 



410 THE WELLEHLEY MAGAZINE. 

Prom."; but oh, '99, was it modest, was it even charitable in you, to pub- 
lish it abroad that the "Academic Council were so [(leased with your 
petition"? All are not so favored, '99. Your epistolary powers must be 
better than your explanatory, else what does it mean when a sophomore 
announces that "the reason '99 can't have a Junior Prom, is because oysters 
give typhoid fever"? Do you call that a lucid argument? Is it to this 
your year of briefs has brought you? Better would it have been for you, 
O '99, if you had bought those Baker's "Rules of Argumentation" which 
'98 so pressingly offered you — at a very small price. 

Ninety-nine, the Fates are not wholly displeased with you. You have 
your good points. In the first place, you mean well. That, to be sure, is 
a virtue of a negative type ; but better virtues of a negative type than no 
virtues at all. No one could have displayed more zeal than you did in your 
wild rush to get to the fourth floor centre to protect the freshmen while they 
elected their president. Experience had taught you that freshmen need 
protection at such times. You found, when you arrived breathless, that 
there was no need of protection ; but, if you will believe me, the freshmen 
appreciate your good intentions. We all appreciate your efforts to publish 
your "Legenda" this spring. From the energy and ardor you have always 
shown, we realize that only unforeseen and insurmountable difficulties could 
have prevented your " Legenda" appearing to-day in that attractive guise 
which always tempts the money right out of the pockets of the alumna?. 
The Fates have a loaf of comfort for you, '99. Freshmen, when they 
arrive in the fall, are wealthy and innocent. It is easy to persuade them 
that the "Legenda" is the one book needed, the guide to all college 
life. 

Another virtue of yours, '99, is that you are steadfast. You keep 
your aim before you. That one of your number who searched three 
times before she found a certain chapter of Corinthians, doubtless felt 
the significance when she read, " This is the third time I am come unto 
you." 

Ninety-nine, the Fate of the present has a special word of commenda- 
tion for you. You always think of the present, '99. There are some who 
say you think of nothing else, but they are slanderers and detractors. The 
Fate of the present is your friend. She knows that }'ou live by her motto, 



THE WELLE8LEY MAGAZINE. 411 

"Act, act in the living present." You followed that motto when you chose 
your freshman Tree-day costumes. You were regardless of cost — for the 
time being. Later, if we may trust the "in confidence" of one of your 
number, you wished you had abided by another motto. Shall I whisper it 
to you, '99? Tis "Look before you leap." 

You always have been a lavish class, financially. You think nothing of 
subscribing $75 within the half hour of a class meeting. Ah, '99, '99, wait 
till you have a " Legenda" debt to pay. Mnety-nine, we are told that you 
never put off your forensics till that last short agonizing night of tea and 
grind. Don't be too forehanded. By getting your forensics done two 
weeks before they are due you sometimes miss valuable material which the 
librarian has taken pains to collect for you. Take warning from that mem- 
ber of the faculty who hastened to buy a dollar's worth of stamps before 
the Government should have time to tax them. A little reflection would 
have shown her that a better scheme was to answer all her correspondence 
at once ; but it took a '98 to evolve that scheme of economy. 

Ninety-nine, the Fates have a word of counsel for you, before they 
leave you. Do not be discouraged because of your failures on the basket- 
ball field, or even because you failed to win the snow fight. Remember, 
one star differeth from another in glory. It may be your lot to shine in 
some other way. You might strive to become known as the "good class." 
You will not meet with undue competition — after '98 leaves. 

Nineteen Hundred, it is with much trepidation that the Fates consent 
to speak to a class who demand such exactness of detail. Even the Fates are 
ignorant of the age of Solomon. Nineteen Hundred, you have caused the 
Fates much trouble ; you have even made them sit up after ten searching 
for the deeds of the past, which you never recorded. Why do you not 
keep a class history, 1900? Is it because you have no history worth re- 
cording? Perhaps it is because you are not capable of writing history. 
Was it of you the student was thinking when she said, "The cavities of 
the body are the mouth, the stomach, and most always the brain"? We 
are relieved to find some one to whom that stray joke can be attached. If 
you cannot write history, you can make it. You proved that when you 
held your flag against all besiegers to the end. Always plant your ideals 



412 THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 

as high us you planted your flag that day, 1900, and no one will ever take 
them awa}' from y.ou. To he sure, you will have to climb hard to reach 
them yourselves; but never mind, — you are athletic. 

Your athletic ability has helped you out of more than one tight place. 
When you were a little nonplussed by an English examination, you devoted 
all your time and skill to showing the superiority of the athletic Wellesley 
girl when compared with the athletic Smith girl. Your purpose, no doubt, 
was to convince your instructor that } r ou were well informed on at least one 
subject. Was it by accident that you chose a Smith girl? Perhaps it was 
your speculation about athletic superiority which affected your credit in that 
department. We agree with you that the English department has no Hart 
this year. 

Speaking of English, your principles of vision must have become won- 
derfully acute during 3 r our year's acquaintance with Mr. Lewis, since you 
demand " Mosses from an old Romance." We can conceive of old romances 
which are dry, dusty, or even mildewed, but not by the wildest stretch of 
imagination can we picture a " mossy" romance. 

Nineteen Hundred, the Fates would not be too hard upon you. You 
are still young, and while there is youth, there is hope. You will learn 
many things as you grow older. For instance, you will learn diplomacy. 
It was frank in you to say that you never had to think in your Bible exams. ; 
you just wrote down all you had crammed. Doubtless } - our professor 
will change the course to meet jouv demands. The faculty are 
always very willing to accommodate in such matters. Are you quite 
sure you desire a change? What would be the advantage of that com- 
posite cram, if your June examinations should merely tax your thinking- 
powers? 

We i;eally ought to give you some advice for the future, 1900, but we 
are going to spare }'ou, because this is your first Tree Day. 

Nineteen Hundred and One, the Fates look at you in amazement. You 
are so old, so blase, so surfeited with pleasure. You have outgrown the age 
of enthusiasm. You are not even excited when you elect your president; 
but, after allowing her to receive congratulations, you calmly close your 
doors and go on with your other elections. A freshman class is expected to 



THE WELLE SLEF MAGAZINE. 413 

hare a certain amount of enthusiasm. How do you ever expect to get a 
quorum in senior year if you begin in this way? 

Yet with all your seeming oldness you have young ways, 1901. We 
can with difficulty understand how you happened to be admitted to college 
at such a tender age, for it is evident that you ai'e not yet advanced to words 
of four syllables. If you have not found it out before, allow us to tell you 
that an anaconda is not a woman from a South American tribe, and that you 
can find definitions and very good descriptions of the different bodily organs 
in "Jenkyns' Physiology," which any '98 will gladly lend you. How can 
you be expected to understand Physiology, 3-ou monstrosities of nature, who 
so boldly advertise that you want a central nervous system? Foolish ones, 
before your college days are over you may wish you could sell a nervous 
system, not buy one. 

You have shown great business ability, 1901. It was a stroke of genius 
to take advantage of the chronic lack of at least one of the essentials for 
• fudge ; but your notice of materials for sale would have been more effective 
if it had been correctly spelled. It is true that the College does not ask for 
proficiency in spelling among its requirements for admission : but you will 
soon force them to raise their standard again if you continue to add s's to 
molasses. 

Xiueteen Hundred and One, though you are lacking in that essential 
freshman trait, enthusiasm, you have a sense of awe : or is it a sense of your 
own importance? "What was the motive which prompted you to ask, "How 
do you find the logarithm of a great big number like 1901?" You have a 
dramatic sense, too. You showed that in your appreciation of the junior 
play; especially when one of you wished the heroine hadn't overacted, "she 
might have made so much of the part." With such an ability to see dramatic 
possibilities, you will be the joy of your literature teachers. 

The temptation to advise you is too strong, 1901 ; we must succumb, 
but we shall try to be gentle. Don't trust the faculty. You may feel highly 
elated to be invited to go to the lecture with them, but remember it is only 
courteous to allow them to enter the chapel first. Otherwise, you may 
find they have suddenly discovered pressing engagements elsewhere. 

Another bit of wisdom handed down from our vast experience : If 3-011 
ever succeed in finding a snap, don't mention it to anyone. Snaps are very 



414 THE WELLEHLEY MAGAZINE. 

shy birds. If they once hear their names they vanish. Surely, it is to your 
interest to aid us in preserving all we have about the grounds. 

Nineteen Hundred and Two, you are so few in numbers that the Fates 
forbear to grind you, lest nothing be left but thirteen grains of powder. Yet 
you should take courage from your size ; you are the most promising child 
we have seen of late years. Why, at your age, 1900 could not be seen with 
the naked eye. 

As for the specials, they are valuable as a study in dependent variables. 
It is surprising how near such a variable can come to the vanishing point 
without ever reaching it. At your present rate of decrease we are momen- 
tarily expecting to see your skeleton appear in the fifth floor centre, along 
with the subcarboniferous turtle, and other evidences of extinct life. 

And now, '99, 1900, 1901, 1902, and the specials, to you all the Fates 
would say farewell. If they have seemed to gossip, to slander, or to have 
been anything but overflowing with charity and human kindness, remember 
that those who are spectators of life, when once their tongues are loosed, are 
likely to become garrulous. 

(Helex Garwood, '98.) 



(Pleased, but not satisfied by this message, the young Goddess of Awakening Lifebegs the Fates to give her a 
prophecy which sluill meet her own needs. Another dance by her attendants wins the favor of the Fates, who send 
Wdla, the prophetess, to deliver their final message.) 

Wala : The gods have many thoughts of thee, their well-beloved child, 
'98. Far rather would they that thou didst not ask a sign ; thy own awaken- 
ing must reveal itself to thee, O child, as their inborn and truer message ! 
Yet since thou askest for the spoken word, they will vouchsafe it thee. 

What is it thou wouldst have? Is it memory of the past, thy dearly 
loved past? It needs not the revelation from the gods to bring that home 
to thee. Thy failures, thy mistakes? O '98, thou knowest enough of them 
to foster in thee humility and forbearance toward thy younger sisters, who 
do, alas, no better. And to thy older sisters must thou render gratitude, 
that thy "deeds" as well as theirs, " do shaw." To whom but to them are 



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you indebted for the revelation that a gavel is not a baby's rattle, but a 
sacred emblem of dignity and power? Who but they would take the trouble 
to tell you that your ivy lacked early encouragement? And would your 
novel method of obtaining a quorum have been allowed to slip into oblivion, 
O '98, had they but known, had they but known? And now what mean 
these knowing smiles that greet you, as you pathetically view yon new 
chapel, in embryo, and wonder what it will be like? 

And thy successes — for thou hast at times done well, O '98 ? Hast 
thou not been justly praised for responsiveness? Yea, verily, thou art 
a "faithful" daughter! Not everyone would cheerfully withdraw a cher- 
ished petition that the pain of refusal might be spared the powers that be ! 
To what proportions would praise of this worthy trait be raised, could 
the uninitiated hear thee ! Nay, note the docile silence which prevails, 
when thou dost carry motions. O '98, are thy discussions forever to 
centre round the desk, after the final " Adjourned" has sealed the secretary's 
report ? 

And thou art economical, '98 ! It was praiseworthy in thee to econo- 
mize on thy crew boat. Thou dost well to ask, "Can we afford it?" But, 
alas, dost think it wise for producer and consumer alike to preach econ- 
omy ? If thine example of economy had not been so great, who knows how 
the " Legenda " might not have sold! Enough. Far be it from the gods 
to overestimate. For successes and failures alike, memory already serves 
thee, so not to the past will they confine their message. 

Is it for thy present that thy supplications rise? I look into thine eyes, 
O '98, and see full well the import of the present is known to thee. They 
beg me not to touch too harshly upon the sadness which underran the eager- 
ness of thy last request. I yield to their pleading. Let the significance of 
this day bide in our hearts, in thine and mine, unsaid. 

To the future, then, is it that thou turnest for revelation from the gods? 
Yes, to the future likewise turn their thoughts of thee. Be glad, O '98 ! 
Turn from the sweet, yet saddening thoughts of past and present ; turn with 
the sleam of truth which thou hast caught made thine in character ; turn with 
the joy of hope and untried strength, with courage, and with zeal, to the 
future which the gods provide for thee. The future? Bright always they 
do not promise it to be, and seldom easy, but large and free and glorious for 



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thy purposeful life! Thou art discouraged? It is not thy message, dost 
thou say? It is but everybody's truth? Go, '98 ! In a peculiar way thou 
art called to live thy life with earnestness, and to succeed. 

Wouldst thou know more ? 

Ostara: To succeed? Oh, do the gods grant that? 

Wcda: Know that to her who, with faith, combines her own activity 
along her starward wa} r , the gods grant much. Farewell. 

(The curtain of green leaves falls before the Fates. JPala and Mirnir vanish. Ninety-eight, the Goddess of 
Aivakening Life, withdraws with her dancing attendants.) 

ORATION FOR TREE DAY.' 

Joyfully 1901 welcomes you ! Our Saxon king and queen, their 
beautiful attendants and noble warriors, greet you ! 

We appear to-day, for the first time, clad in our national robes, though 
we have ever been, in spirit, thoroughly Saxon. 

A few months ago we came to you with " satchel and shining morning' 
face." The satchel has been discarded, as too small to contain the vast num- 
ber of books we have been required to purchase. The shining morning face 
has also, for obvious reasons, disappeared. Upon our arrival w 7 e found 
1900 taking a journey " from strength to strength," '98 gazing " star- 
ward," and none but '99 to give us a " steadfast" hand of welcome. Ninety- 
eight has since appeared to be kindly disposed, and has even discussed our 
virtues, — we have no vices. As for 1900, we hope that when she has 
reached her journey's end, her "strength" will have changed from an un- 
reliable variable to a continuously increasing function. 

We are delighted to-day with 1900's apparent modesty and patriotism. 
They are such a pleasing surprise. Her modesty, we are told, was first 
questioned a year ago ; her patriotism more recently ; for on the 13th of 
May, when news came of the first American blood shed in the present w T ar, 
1900 appeared in chapel, wearing the colors of the enemy. Every member 
of 1901 bore the red, white, and blue. The " naughty-naughts," justly 
ashamed, when they saw the loyalty of their little sister, said the colors were 
not those of the enemy, but of 1901. Spanish red and yellow ! Compare 
them with our crimson and gold — crimson for courage, gold for loyalty: 
the indomitable courage and tried loyalty which characterized our Saxon 



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ancestors, whose colors these were, and whose bravery and fidelity we 
emulate. 

As emblem of victory, we have chosen the red carnation. " Courage; 
you will win," is its message. To-day, also, we plant the linden, and adopt 
for our motto, " Be ure Uncle." "By our shield" we will conquer all exi- 
gencies of fate in " Castle Grind." Already we have met the enemy; the 
shell has burst over our heads, and English — two hours required — threatens 
us. The evil giants Sturm and Taylor lie subdued and buried, and this 
still greater menace we will conquer, " Be ure Uncle'''' — " By our shield." 

May the spirit of victoi*y be ours eternally, — worthy victoiy, — victory 
over self, victory over wrong. May our linden be a type of the life we shall 
live, aspiring, sweet, strong, an encouragement for the hopeless, a refuge 
for the homeless, a shield for the defenseless. 

" ' Be ure Uncle ;' this is our rallying cry. 

' Be ure Uncle ; ' by this we will live aud we'll die." 

Anna W. Blacioier, 1901. 

PRESENTATION OF THE SPADE. 

Nineteen Hundred and One, we salute you. But why this warlike 
appearance? why thus bristling with spears? There never was a time, 1901, 
when you did not seem great to us, — in stature. Despite the fascinating 
pigtails which characterize you in your daily walks, youi size is ever awe- 
inspiring. But why so on the defensive to-day? It betokens an undue 
state of excitement in your young minds with regard to affairs martial. Do 
you fear us? Far be it from 1900 to take a cat and mouse, or spider and 
fly attitude toward the freshmen. They may tell you that we take the tra- 
ditional sophomore view, like that the hen takes of the eggs, looking upon 
you, in the words of Dr. James, the philosopher, as " never-to-be-too-much- 
sat-upon " objects. Believe not such tales. The truth is, we take a position 
in. which we are well supported by the faculty, who not merely allow us 
as a privilege, but require of us as a duty, analysis and criticism. What 
better object of study could w r e ask than you, 1901 ? You will appreciate all 
this better next year, when you are taking that two-hour course. They will 
expect a great deal more of you. Already my heart goes out in sympathy 
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Along with the spade, then, it becomes my duty to give you a little 
critical advice. We hope that you will not take it so to heart as to go 
bumping your heads against the walls like the June bugs. We don't know 
exactly what you have been doing this year, 1901, for we have not seen 
much of you in contests, athletic or otherwise. We suppose that you have 
been too busy getting ready for Tree Day. It is some time now that scraps 
of paper, carefully inscribed with your class yell, have been floating round 
the corridors, and your most intimate sophomore friends have been receiving 
full confession as to the details of your plans. Next year you will know 
that bold, bad sophomores are not to be trusted. 

In our study of the last few months we have discovered several unusual 
traits in your character. One of these is bravery. It has been said that 
1901 together with '99, is equal any day to 1900 and '98. Very good fresh- 
man mathematics. Equal and a little more, but it is quite evident that you 
yourselves realize that 1901-99 falls far short of being equal to 1900. Way 
back in the time of presidential elections, when we stood looking from the 
third to the fourth floor waiting to cheer your president, — merely waiting to 
cheer, — whom should we see but '99 standing guard before your doors, ready 
to protect you against dangerous sophomore foes. Such scenes as this have 
led us to expect as your motto not " By our shield," but " By '99." 

It may not seem possible, but caution is unquestionably another trait 
which we have marked as yours. It happened this way. Two juniors, on a 
summer's eve, were walking by the shores of Longfellow, when suddenly 
they saw dim, dark, moving shapes along the bank. The sound of stones 
clinking against metal drove terror to their hearts, but with bravery charac- 
teristic of the logical junior mind, they boldly accosted the figure, "Man, 
what do you here?" Dark lanterns came into evidence, and the man thus 
revealed answered, " The young ladies, mum, had me swear to say nothing 
about it." The sun next morning rose just as usual, and its rays fell upon 
a tender tree, the like of which had never been seen before upon the shores 
of Longfellow. Sophomore botanists called it linden. This was not all. 
Some days past, 1901 got up before breakfast one morning, in time for an 
early walk, and beheld a gorgeous cheese-cloth blossom adorning that self- 
same tree. Unwilling that the secret of her colors be proclaimed thus early 
and loudly to the cruel, mocking world, 1901 plucked the blossom from the 



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tree, thus giving at one stroke the longed-for proof that we had guessed 
rightly, after all, both tree and colors. Would anybody like to ask a 
question ? 

Now that dragon lights are over, and you have turned from conquest to 
triumph, you who are about to exchange the club for the spade will be need- 
ing our advice and this aid for further cultivation of your neglected gift for 
digging. Take, then, the spade, and with it 1900's heartiest greeting upon 
this your fair Tree Day. And 1900 is peculiarly sensitive upon the subject 
of weather. 

But I have not mentioned those colors yet. O 1901, these other little 
sins of omission and commission are nothing to this choice of colors. Thus 
far we could forgive all, and only say with the old German in Kipling, " You 
haf too much ego in your cosmos." Time and training, dear children, we 
hope, will somewhat modify that. It is not so bad that they are jesters' 
colors, — one shoe red, one yellow. No one minds that. It is the thought 
of Anglo-Saxon warriors, with red carnations in their buttonholes, bearing 
aloft the Spanish colors, that grieves us. To have our hopes disappointed 
thus, when we have watched the development of your Tree-day plans with 
such motherly interest ! Well, cheer up, 1901 ; we will take it for granted 
that l'apid transformations, from the time of Beowulf to the present day, have 
only temporarily blunted your patriotism. That you may not forget to-day 
your connection with modern civilization, we, the Class of 1900, stand be- 
fore you. This, ye men of ancient days, which we represent, is the bonnie 
flag of the United States of America. 

Lucy M. Wright, 1900. 

RECEPTION OF THE SPADE. 

In thanking you, 1900, for the spade you have so graciously given us, 
we wish to include an acknowledgment of the many favors you have be- 
stowed upon us during the past year. How could we have prospered with- 
out your ever-watchful care ! Even the hazing, which was customary until 
the trembling little 1900s called upon the Academic Council to protect them 
from those dreaded '99s, was omitted through your desire to spare us dis- 
comfort. But tell us, 1900, are you sure the size and strength of 1901 
had nothing to do with this kindly spirit? 



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I should think you would hesitate to mention analysis und criticism, 
1900. They must call up bitter memories to yon ; for what, but inability 
and lack of critical power in 1900, could have convinced the Academic 
Council that two hours must hereafter be given to sophomore English? Not 
only in English were they obliged to supplement your deficiencies. After 
hearing your class song and seeing your crest, they decided that an extra 
course was needed in both music and art. You can rightly claim originality 
in your ideas, 1900, for the music of your class song cannot be bought at 
every music store, and your crest — though unique — is not of a design one 
would wish to see perpetuated. Your flowers, too, we understand are rare ; 
at least, we have never seen any of them. 

And, 1900, you would better exert yourselves to keep the favor of '98. 
They seem partial to 1901, for though their class flowers could not be pro- 
cured on the day of our presidential election, they substituted beautiful pink 
roses, — so anxious were they to show their good will. Ninety-eight gave 
another proof of their interest by lending their caps and gowns for deco- 
rations at our freshman sociable. 

We have been so faithful to the tasks set us, as freshmen, that we are 
now able to bring an idea to you in a new light. We were told, one night 
at Barn Swallows, that to find the logarithm of "a great big number like 
1901," it is first necessary to find the logarithm of 1900. Our instructor 
forgot to add, that, though the logarithm of 1901 is somewhat harder to 
find than that of 1900, it amounts to more when found. Res severa verum 
gaudium, 1900. We have also reached the conclusion that, among the 
many methods with which we work, the reductio ad absurdum is the one 
best fitted to prove truths to 1900. 

Yes ; our caution extends in many directions. We were careful, among 
other things, to require a three-fifths majority for freshman president. Our 
care, however, was uncalled for in this instance, for the first ballot resulted 
in an almost unanimous vote for our president. We were sufficiently cool 
to elect all our officers at one meeting, and still had presence of mind enough 
to erase from the board the names of the candidates. In the list of our 
virtues you have omitted self-restraint, which plays an important part in our 
make up. Despite our enthusiasm over our Tree-da}' plans, we kept them 
until we had reached the dining room, and were assured of an interested 



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audience. We didn't divulge them to the few stragglers we met on the way 
down stairs. 

Our caution failed us but once. We were rash enough to expect a 
pleasant Tree Day. I am sure there are none of you who have spent so 
much time on your "Kings of Israel," that you have not at least heard the 
story of Jonah. We can simply hope for a pleasant Tree Day for 1904. 

As for our bravery, though several sophomores did visit our freshman 
reception, we expelled them boldly, and did not ourselves flee, leaving them 
sole possessors of the room and the refreshments. You thought we shut our 
presidential candidates up. Had we wished that done, we should have al- 
lowed you to take the burden from our shoulders, as you so kindly planned 
to do before they were even nominated. The reason why Room O was 
locked, was to keep out inquisitive sophomores who claimed to have left their 
German books there. We shall in time be a mighty class, for opposition 
serves only to strengthen. 

Our Tree-day inspiration has come largely from an ancient people, 'tis 
true, but we have always been taught to revere old age, and to look to it for 
guidance. Perhaps by the time some of your members have made further 
inquiries into the "Age of Solomon," you will have increased in reverence 
to such a degree that you, too, will admit there are some things of value to 
be gained from those older than yourselves. 

We are glad to see you have recovered your loyalty. It grieved patri- 
otic 1901 to see their elder sisters so far forgetting themselves as to flaunt 
boldly the Spanish colors beneath their very eyes. We rejoice that you are 
trying to make reparation for your error. From this time on, may you 
never lack patriotism ! 

You have criticised our colors, 1900, but it was in no spirit of disloy- 
alty to our country that they were chosen. With little hesitation we 
adopted the predominant color of our flag, then paused — for the white stars 
on their blue background reminded us strongly of our " starward " looking 
seniors. No; blue and white certainly would not do, but gold — the stand- 
ard of our nation — would. Nor is it a combination to be despised, for it 
symbolizes courage and loyalty, — qualities which should carry us through 
college "with credit." By them Ave will win our laurels, ever standing 
" steadfast " by our shield. 

Harrietts Louise Pratt, 1901. 



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CLASS SONG— 1901. 



Hail ! Alma Mater, we praise thy loved name ; 

Song joining song shall forever ascend. 
Echoes prolonged shall repeat thy pure fame, 

Which "by our shield" we defend. 
Hearts of told courage we show by the crimson, 
Deeds of tried faith we will prove by the golden 
Take these our gifts, for to thee we bring them, 
Pledges of love to our dear Wellesley. 

Chorus : — 

Come, 1901, raise your voices on high ! 

Sing for the crimson, up with the linden, 
Stand " by our shield," nor our motto belie ; 
Hail to the Wellesley blue. 



Gladly we greet thy fair forests and lake, 

Proudly we gaze at thy meadows and shore ; 
Oh, let us never thy honor forsake, 

Glory to thee evermore. 
Joys thou dost give us, our dear Alma Mater, 
Blessings unnumbered of friendship and wisdom. 
Here, " by our shield," do we pledge thee anew, 
Now and forever to thee we'll be true. 



Edith M. Wherry. 
Sue H. Gardner. 



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EDITORIALS. 



With tassels newly hung from the right hand forward edge of their 
caps, the members of the Class of '98 take their places at the meeting of the 
Alumnae Association. A strange and becoming modesty attends them. Just 
as, four years ago, these same young women stepped from the senior class 
in high school and academy to the freshman class in college, so now they 
leave the foremost place in the college ranks for the hindmost among the 
alumnae. No doubt they feel very young, and a little ill at ease ; but they 
remember that this latest step is, after all, the highest they have taken, and 
that promotion in the Association is not only possible, but inevitable, as 
year follows year. Yes, take courage, '98 ; you will soon feel old again ! 
And before '99 has ceased wondering where the grand old seniors are, you 
will escort the next class to an alumnae luncheon. 

It is interesting for us, who remain undergraduates a while longer, to 
meet the Wellesley women among whom we are soon to be numbered for 
the rest of our lives. Most of us are far too ignorant of these sixteen hun- 
dred graduates, and of their work for the College. During the year we 
forget that the Alumnae Association is nearly three times as large as the 
student body ; and when June comes we grumble a little because, for three 
days in the year, the doors are thrown open to the alumnae, who enter and 
" own the place," — as we hope to do ourselves in two or three years. To 
be sure, our grudge is not deep-seated ; we grumble without stopping to 
ask why they are come, or what matters of interest to every student have 
been discussed in the business meeting. As a matter of fact, it is largely 
for the benefit of undergraduates that the Alumnae Association exists. The 
confessed object of the members is to maintain such relations with the College 
that they " may efficiently aid in her upbuilding and strengthening, to the end 
that her usefulness may continually increase." To aid in her strengthening 
it is necessary to know her weakness — to recognize her needs as they appear. 
And when we speak of the needs of the College, we mean, of course, the 
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an end, are most eager to understand the present conditions of student life, 
cannot learn them from trustees and faculty alone. Three days in the year 
there is opportunity for fellowship and frank expression of opinion between 
the old and the new students. Why are we so silent? Why is our inter- 
course limited to alumna 3 reminiscences at which we sometimes — once in a 
great while — sniff in private? 

The heaviest responsibility in this matter falls upon the new alumnae, 
and those who have left college within two or three years ; for only through 
fellowship with recent students can the older alumnae appreciate the changed 
conditions accompanying the progress which is inevitable in a living orga- 
nization. On the other hand, the younger members soon learn that "Welles- 
ley exists for a past as well as for a present and a future generation, and 
that the past, as well as the present, must determine the future. While we 
are students it is well for us to know all we can about the alumnae ; and 
when we shall have become alumnae, let us learn what we can from the 
students. 

ii. 

Dueixg the college year, the only common meeting ground for old and 
new students seems to be The Wellesley Magazine, which has been 
censured by the publications of other colleges for its policy of giving so 
much space to alumnae notes and contributions. It is said that we do not 
consistently maintain an undergraduate periodical. This censure comes 
rather because the policy does not accord with that of most professedly 
undergraduate magazines, than because there is just ground for objection to 
it. We believe the custom to be a good one, and we hope to see it more 
successfully emphasized during the coming winter than ever before. We 
have as manv subscribers among alumnae and non-graduates as among 
students. It is often a subject of regret to the editors that the material 
presented is, and must be, of so little interest to those without the College. 
Much of the literary work of the college girl has no value to the general 
reader ; yet as long as it is the confessed object of the Magazine to reflect the 
thought of the college students, the work of the undergraduate has its place, 
and holds the interest of her fellow-students — perhaps of the psychologico- 
rhetorical alumna also. On the other hand, an article signed by a former 



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student at once claims the attention of other former students, as well as of 
the girls now in college. Therefore we urge former students to contribute. 
There are many alumna?, there are many able women not alumnee, who, all 
unknown to the present editors, must have something to say. If unsolicited 
contributions could be received from these gifted, but mysterious, predeces- 
soi's of ours, the pages of the college monthly would be more attractive to all 
readers. 

We do not, however, exonerate the undergraduate from responsibility 
for the Magazine, which she could make far more interesting, if she would. 
It is possible to get material for our pages ; we can fill space always, but we 
cannot always get the best writing the College affords. There is a prevailing 
notion that a girl who offei's an unsolicited article will be thought conceited. 
This idea is based on a false principle. The fear of being thought conceited, 
not fear of being conceited, prompts it. Those who have tried, know that to 
subject one's work to the severe scrutiny of the college public leads more 
often to humility than to unseemly pride. In college, as without, there are 
good writers whose ability is unknown. The editors are familiar with those 
only who have already contributed. They hope others will make the most 
of the privilege which belongs to every girl in college who is interested to 
write, for only in this way is it possible to know who the good writers are. 
We hope for continued encouragement from '98 (we cannot yet count them 
out), and we shall have it, if senior promises are trustworthy. From '99 — 
from those who already have stood by us with warmest words of good will 
— we look for nothing but further helpfulness in this matter of contributions. 
With 1900 we are not so well acquainted, for we have not lived with them 
three years ; but because their possibilities are still so secret, and also because 
the Magazine must soon fall into their hands, we look for greater co-operation 
•than we have had heretofore. And perhaps, after all, our greatest hope is in 
the least known quantity. From 1901 we have had already promise of good 
things to come ; and with two hours of sophomore English their responsibility 
becomes redoubled. Xo one who has not had editorial power can understand 
how eagerly a college editor welcomes a college genius. Too soon 1900 and 
1901 will have their turn. 



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TREE DAY. 

June 3d, our programmes read ; but Tree Day did not take place till 
Wednesday, the 8th. Notwithstanding the fact that it is rather question- 
able form to mention the weather in conversation, surely many of us must 
have offended during the time which bridged those two dates. Nineteen 
hundred, of all sufferers, endured the most, for her very corridor acquaint- 
ances hailed her with scorn and accusation. By Tree Day she was ready 
to acknowledge the orator's pseudonym for her — Jonah ! 

The exercises began, as the class bulletins had prophesied, " promptly 
at 4.15." Accordingly there was not the customary formal arrival of the 
two inconsequent classes. Before even the alumnee, who as every one 
knows are wont to be clever on Tree Day, could realize it, sophomore 
Liberties and junior Narcissi were arranged in their respective seats in front 
of the north door. The Anglo-Saxon hordes were soon upon the scene, 
and finally, with all due seriousness, even on the part of the alumnae, the 
seniors appeared. 

After their president had joyfully welcomed all, '98 revealed to her 
younger sisters the "Message of the Fates." Their agent was the ga}', 
saucy little Mimir, who must have been a sorcerer of no common rank. 
The interpretation of their inscrutable looks and occasional monosyllables 
into messages of such length and point could have been based only upon 
extraordinary powers of divination. Perhaps, however, all was not due to 
Mimir's work. Ostara's commanding dignity and the dance of her beauti- 
ful attendants charmed other and warmer hearts than those of the Fates. 
After Wala, the prophetess, had told '98 many wise things — bold Wala — 
the day was given up to its rightful owners, 1901. 

The march across the campus lacked nothing of the usual pleasing color 
effect. The straight lines of the seniors in sombre black and white were 
followed by broken groups of Narcissi, about which fluttered restless 
butterflies in purple and yellow. Behind the green and white walked the 
sophomores, sedately robed in the national colors ; and following the Ameri- 
can flag marched freshman troops of old Anglo-Saxon warriors and maidens. 
Nineteen Hundred and One took their places on the campus around the dais 
of their king and queen. The other classes and the guests consolidated into 



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insignificance on the hill to hear, see, and applaud. The welcome was given, 
the spade presented, and with it the usual advice. Nineteen Hundred and 
One received both gracefully, and through her spokesman was able to set 
aright matters about which misunderstanding seemed to exist. Afterward 
came the dances, the martial figures of the warriors, the frolic of the min- 
strels, the graceful stepping of the Anglo-Saxon maidens. For each the 
onlookers had hearty cheers. All eyes were bright, save for one instant 
when a tear trembled and fell from the eye of 1900, as she thought what 
might have been — and was not — one year ago. 

And then, before we knew it, it was all over. We were gathered 
around the linden to hear 1901 sing their song, and rejoiced to find it sing- 
able. Nineteen Hundred had to hurry away to her oak, '99 to the waiting 
camera, and '98 to friends among the alumnre. Thence all to dinner, which, 
as we realize on Tree Day, belongs in the same category with time and tide. 

FLOAT. 

The programmes gathered in a week beforehand at the boathouse gave 
us our first hint that Float this year was to be something greater than its 
predecessors. The dainty attractiveness of their silver and blue exteriors 
did not prevent their containing all necessary data with the comprehensive- 
ness of a lit. syllabus. The College appreciated these heralds of the coming 
festivities. Since the great event itself we have only been able to suggest 
our satisfaction. 

In the first place, one's own particular man was not bored to death. 
The crowd was not more than comfortably seated on land and in the boats, 
when the band began to play, exactly as advertised, at 6.30. Then the 
crews came out, and the complimentary vocabulary of your visitor was not 
exhausted before the music started up again for the Wellesley eight. Even 
the "Varsity" did not display its perfect stroke too long, and the Star was 
soon in process of composition. With its appearance came the welcome 
relief of resting from efforts to entertain, and listening to the songs. The 
people on the remotest row of rugs heard, and heard well, as they showed 
by the noise of applause which followed each selection. One's friends 
jumped a little, perhaps, when the first water fireworks popped off. There 
was, however, time for the small lantern-trimmed boats to reach a safe 



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distance from the pretty floats stationed out in the lake before the pyro- 
technic display began. Its length and success were almost enough to set 
one's reckonings a month ahead. AVhen the last "flower pot" faded out on 
the other shore, and the little knot of men over there disappeared in the 
darkness, if one's guests did not heave a sigh they were not appreciative 
beings, and do not deserve an invitation to auother Float. Particularly im- 
pressive and appropriate was the closing patriotic demonstration. Led by 
the crews and the band, all the spectators on shore joined in singing 
"America" with true American enthusiasm. 

But to speak less individually and more of the crowd, there must have 
been at least six thousand visitors present. The usual large number of 
special trains ran out from Boston. The usual small cab boy enjoyed a 
short paradise of people on every train and a ride, abbreviated by the usual 
rope at the chemistry building. There the customary guards were stationed, 
tickets conscientiously scrutinized, and impostors turned away. Perhaps 
for this reason it came about that there was a less indiscriminate crowd at 
our Float this year. More friends were recognized in the throng, and the 
next day fewer luncheon boxes were strewn on the shores of our Waban. 
"We rejoice again that we have this one function to which we may ask all 
friends, at which none but friends are entertained, and through which we 
imrv say to all the world, "This is our College Beautiful," and they can 

but agree. 

K. 

THE SHAKESPEARE PLAY. 

Ox Saturday evening, June 11, the Shakespeare Society gave a presen- 
tation of " A Midsummer Night's Dream." The programmes read : — 

"Fair and Honoured Gentles, wee present you herewith M. "William 
Shake-speare his Most Pleasant and Excellent conceited Comedie of Mid- 
sommer Night's Dreame as publickly pla3'ed b}- the Shake-speare Society 
of this college its several I Members to a Most Noble and Incomparable 
Gentlefolk. A Catalogue of the Actors in this Playe : — 

Theseus, Duke of Athens .... Hilda Meisenbach. 

Egeus, father to Hermia Mabel Young. 

Lysander ) . C Edna Patterson. 

-~ . . > lovers to Hermia . . . < TT , n 

Demetrius ) ( Helen Capron. 



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Philostrate, master of revels to Theseus 

Quince, a Carpenter . 

Snug, a Joyner . 

Bottome, a Weaver 

Flute, a Bellowes-mender 

Snovvt, a Tinker 

Starveling, a Tailor 

Hippolyta .... 

Hermia .... 

Helena .... 

Oberon, King of the Fairies 

Titania, Queene of the Fairies 

Pucke, a sprite 

Peaseblossom 

Cobweb 

Moth 

Mustardseed 

First Fairy 

Second Fairy 



Piowena Weakley. 

Corinne Wagner. 

. Grace Frazee. 

Mary Gilson. 

Mary Spink. 

Elizabeth MacMillan. 

. Edith Lehman. 

. Alice Harding. 

. Maude Almy. 

. Flora Skinner. 

. Louise Orton. 

Bessie Sullivan. 

Alice Knox. 

Margaret Merrill. 

Kathryn Fuller. 

Anne Miller. 

Ethel Bowman. 

Florence Kellogg. 

Jessica Sherman." 



The little hollow near the rhododendron bushes made an admirable 
stage. As the guests assembled on the opposite bank in the quiet of the 
early evening the birds were still twittering, and tlie sunlight fell aslant the 
green where the fairies were soon to dance and frolic. The presentation of 
the play was in every way one of the most delightful performances that the 
Society has given. The costuming was beautiful, and the several parts 
were, almost without exception, well taken. The grotesque Athenian clowns 
were particularly good, Miss Gilson's Bottome being an exceptionally fine 
bit of work. Of Miss Knox, as the mischievous sprite, Puck, enough can- 
not be said in praise ; her acting was full of roguish life and energy. The 
parts of the unhappy mortals were well done, and Titania, with her light- 
footed company, seemed to have come from fairyland itself. 

The Shakespeare Society is to be congratulated upon this exquisite pro- 
duction of a very difficult play. The performance was repeated on the fol- 
lowing Wednesday evening. 



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SENIOR DRAMATICS. 

It would be hardly possible to see a more successful performance off 
the professional stage of Sheridan's splendid old comedy, "The Rivals," 
than that given by the Senior Class on Friday evening, June 17. The cast 
of characters was as follows : — 



KJ1L XillLLlWlI V /1UOUIUIC 

Capt. Jack Absolute 
Faulkland . 




• 




Helen G. Damon. 
Susan C. Umlauf. 


Bob Acres . 

Sir Lucius OTrigger 




• 




Mary L. Dodd. 
Edna V. Patterson. 


Fag_ . 
David 




• 




Helen M. Bennett. 
Grace M. Hoge. 


Mrs. Malaprop . 
Lydia Languish . 
Lucy . 




•; • 




Betty B. Scott. 

Alice W. Childs. 

Grace M. Hoge. 



The acting of Miss Dodd in Joseph Jefferson's immortal part was the 
triumph of the evening. Her conception of Fighting Bob was, in most par- 
ticulars, faithful to the ideal which Mr. Jefferson has set for us. Miss 
Hoge's David was also a most artistic piece of acting. The Sir Lucius 
O'Trigger of Miss Patterson was, perhaps, a little more refined than the 
belligerent Irishman we had known through Nat Goodwin's interpretation, 
and Miss Scott's Mrs. Malaprop more vigorous than Mrs. Drew's, but both 
parts were admirably acted. The parts of Sir Anthony and Captain Jack 
Absolute were also especially well taken. The performance as a whole — 
costuming, stage setting, and acting — was artistic and creditable. 

G. 



THE BOOKS WE READ. 

Bird Studies: An Account of the Land Birds of Eastern North 
America, by William E. D. Scott. G. P. Putnam's Sons. The Knicker- 
bocker Press, 1898. ' 

The many bird enthusiasts of Wellesley, who so zealously pursue our 
feathered neighbors with catalogue and field glass, will doubtless be much 
interested in this new and attractive book of bird studies. The descriptive 



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part of the book is arranged informally, rather than on any systematic 
classification. First the birds seen around the house are described, and then 
the reader is led to the woods, the fields, and the marsh. The book is pro- 
vided with a systematic table of the land birds of the Eastern Continent, and 
also with an index of both common and scientific names. 

The many beautiful illustrations with which it is provided form one of 
the most attractive features of the book. It contains over two hundred 
extremely accurate and faithful photographs of birds, both stuffed and alive. 
Mr. Scott has prepared his work so carefully and conscientiously that it is 
altogether a valuable contribution to bird lore. 

B. 

Williams Sketches, by Arthur Ketchum, Percival H. Truman, and Henry 
E. Conger. Edited by Herber H. Lehman and Isaac H. Vrooman, Jr. 

The college story we recognize as intended primarily for the college 
world, more especially for the undergraduate part of that world. As each 
new volume of such stories has appeared, we have conscientiously done our 
part as the chosen audience, and have laid aside our ordinary critical standards 
to read only with lenient and fraternal interest. We have never been blinded 
to the limited range, to the limited possibilities, perhaps, of the college story. 
We have long been on intimate terms with its most treasured "properties." 
Who ever picked up a volume which dealt with college life, and failed to find 
in it an account of a "scrap" between sophomores and freshmen, or of an 
ingenious youth who cut a great deal and finally worked some very clever 
joke on his instructors, or of a "grind" with a reckless roommate who has to 
be saved by manly self-sacrifice ? Finally there is the inevitable commence- 
ment-day sketch, with its atmosphere of repressed feeling hidden under 
various erratic demonstrations. It is likely that if we should chance to find 
a collection of college stories without these elemental themes, our feeling 
would be somewhat like that we might experience if we should look into the 
glass and find our nose gone from our face. We should certainly be 
surprised, and perhaps not wholly pleased. We have learned, however, to 
keep in mind the fact that of such events as hazings, junior proms., football 
games, etc., the most easily told part of college life is made up. Experience 
has taught us to demand only that, in sending out its stories, each college shall 



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give to the common material the peculiar and distinctive flavor of its own 
institutions. 

Our chief complaint in regard to the "Williams Sketches" is that they 
fail in this most essential quality of the college story. They might almost as 
well come from Yale, or Harvard, or Leland Stanford, for that matter. 
With the possible exceptions of the elections to the Gargoyle in " Tempora 
Mutantur," and the St. Patrick's Day celebration in " In Honor of the Saint," 
there is nothing whatever to identify any of the stories as coming from 
Williams. There are, it is true, the names of college buildings scattered 
about, there are a few inartistic and hopelessly ineffective attempts to give 
natural setting, but atmosphere, as we understand the word in fiction, there 
is none. To increase our discomfort the students who appear in the pages of 
the Sketches persistently assert that there is a spirit peculiar to Williams, and 
quite as persistently refuse to give us any inkling of what it may be. 

In regard to the material of the stories themselves it seems hardly fair to 
say anything, since the chief part of any work of the kind is the telling. In 
this last particular kindly criticism can only say that the Sketches are unfor- 
tunate. Too often the reader feels that his labors to reach the climax have 
been in vain. When he comes to the place where it ought to be, it either has 
disappeared entirely or is just on the vanishing point. It would be too 
much, perhaps, to expect clever characterization in undergraduate fiction. 
We are, therefore, reconciled to the fact that the various characters in the 
book are not particularly vivid. To be frank, they are little more than 
clothes-forms with Christian names. They have, however, one trait remark- 
able in the college man of the college story, — they are not wholly given over 
to profanity. Notwithstanding their exemplary language, we feel compelled 
to say that on the whole we think the Sketches unlikely to be interesting to 
any but Williams men, who can read a great deal between the lines. 

In thus passing our judgment upon the "Williams Sketches," we are 
well aware that they do not fall below the average undergraduate work of the 
kind. They might have found a place in any one of a dozen college " Lits," 
and suffered nothing in comparison with their surroundings. When, how- 
ever, such stories are collected in book form, and sent out into the world to 
represent their Alma Mater, we cannot help feeling and expressing our dis- 
appointment in seeing them so signally fail in their professed intention. 

K. 



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BOOKS RECEIVED. 

Bird Studies: An Account of the Land Birds of Eastern North Amer- 
ica, by William E. D. Scott. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1898. Price, $5.00. 

Matthew Arnold, and the Spirit of the Age : Papers of the English 
Club of Sewanee, edited, with an introduction by its President, the Rev. 
Greenough White, A.M., B.D. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1898. Price, 
$1.25. 

Martin Luther, the Hero of the Reformation, by Henry Eyster Jacobs. 
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1898. 

The Essentials of Geometry (Plane), by Webster Wells, S.B. Leach, 
Shewell & Company, 1898. Price, 75 cents. 

Die Freiherren von Gemperlein und Kramhambuli, Zwei Erzahlungen 
von Marie von Ebuer-Eschenbach, edited, with an Introduction, Notes 
and an Appendix, by A. R. Hohlfeld, Professor of Germanic Languages in 
Vanderbilt University. D. C. Heath & Co., Boston, 1898. 

Ccesar's Gallic War (Allen and Greenough's edition), re-edited by 
James B. Greenough, Benjamin L. D'Ooge, and M. Grant Damiell. Ginn 
& Co., Boston. 

Le Roi des Montagnes, par Edmond About, with Introduction and 
Notes by Thomas Logie, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins Univ.). D. C. Heath & 
Co., Boston, 1898. Price, 40 cents. 

Introduction to the Study of English Fiction, by William Edward 
Simonds, Ph.D. (Strasburg), Professor of English Literature, Knox College. 
Heath & Co., Boston, 1898. 



EXCHANGES. 

It is curious to note what fruitful subjects Pater, Stevenson and Kip- 
ling seem to be to the college critic. A large proportion of the magazines 
for May contain articles on one or another of these three men. For in- 
stance, the Davidson College Magazine, the Yale Literary Magazine, and 
The Red and Blue discourse on Pater, the critic in the first-named monthly 
carrying off the palm for his able and sympathetic piece of work. The 
Dartmouth Literary Monthly purports to compare Swinburne and Kip- 



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ling in an essay entitled " Two Modern Poets," but in reality the author 
dismisses the Indo-Americo-English poet with a brusque wave of the hand, 
as too recent to notice, and goes on to criticise the "most classic of the 
classicists." The Red and Blue contains a prize essay on Kipling. And 
so one might go on indefinitely with the list. It is, to confess the truth, a 
relief for the exchange editor to find an article which is not criticism, and 
yet which is indicative of the student's more serious thought ; such an article, 
for instance, as "The Psychology of Belief," in the Williams Literary 
Monthly. The daring subject is treated in a thoughtful way which warrants 
the writer's choice of it. 

Apropos to the Commencement season comes an article in the Vassar 
Miscellany entitled "College Commencements." The writer gives a brief 
account of the way in which students of the various colleges and universi- 
ties take leave of their Alma Mater. The same magazine contains also an 
interesting article on " The College Settlement Movement." 

It is a significant fact that so many of the stories which appear in our 
student periodicals have children for their chief figures ; and, moreover, 
where such is the case, that the tale is invariably well and sympathetically 
told. Perhaps the true " perspective," so necessary to successful story 
writing, comes naturally when the college man or woman looks back on the 
little figures playing at "grown up." " The Freedom of an Hour," in the 
/Smith College Monthly, and "A Satisfied Ambition," in the College Folio, 
are good illustrations. The last-named magazine has also a clever story of 
the Mary E. Wilkins type, called " A Belated Honeymoon." 

The following poem from The Amherst Literary Monthly must have 
been written by an admirer of Bliss Carman. 

THE AFTERGLOW. 

Thou may'st forget 

Those vagabondish days — 
The joy of life 

Throbbing in pagan praise — 
The strange unrest, — 

Sending us forth to find 
The heart of God, 

Leaving the world behind. 



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All mine, all thine — 

And only thou and me — 
No dawn nor night 

Amid that sorcery ! 
Thou may'st forget, 

Dear ; I would chide thee not. 
For me, the mem'ry is a shrine 

That marks the holiest spot. 



We clip also : — 

DOUBT. 

Which shall it be, tired brain and aching eyes, — 

Do this small thing that's easy to command, 
And gain the plaudits of the fickle crowd, 

Or that high thing they cannot understand? 

— Harvard Advocate. 

FORGIVEN ? 

I saw Love stand, 

Not as he was ere we in conflict met, 
But pale and wan. I knelt — I caught his hand : 
" O Love," I cried, " I did not understand ! 
Forgive — forget ! " 

Love raised his head 

And smiled at me, with weary eyes and worn. 
"I have forgot — what was it all?" he said ; 
"Only — my hands are scarred where tbey have bled ; 
My wings are torn." 

— Morning side . 
M. 
SOCIETY NOTES. 
A meeting of Zeta Alpha was held on Saturday evening, March 19. 
Miss Katharine Read, '99, was initiated into the Society. The following 
programme was presented : — 

The Story of Arthur ..... Miss Sage. 

A Comparison Between the Arthur of Tennyson 

and of Malory Miss Craig. 

The Treatment of the Supernatural in the 

Arthurian Legend ..... Miss Arnold. 



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Current Topic. 

Our Relations with Spain .... Edna Mason. 

A meeting of Zeta Alpha was held on Saturday, April 16. The 
programme of the evening on the subject of the Launcelot Cycle was as 
follows : — 

The Story of Launcelot ..... Miss Oliphant. 

A Study of Guinevere ..... Miss Breed. 

Launcelot, the Ideal Hero .... Miss Maine. 

Current Topic. 

War with Spain ...... Miss Coonley. 

A regular meeting of Society Zeta Alpha was held on Saturday evening, 
May 7. The subject for the evening was a study of the Tristram Cycle. 
The following programme was presented : — 

The Early Tristram Story .... Miss Hoge. 

Modern Treatments of the Tristram Cycle . Miss Bennett. 

Wagner's Tristram and Isold . . . Miss Converse. 

Current Event. 

Dewey's Victory ...... Miss Wilcox. 

A programme meeting of Society Alpha Kappa Chi was held in Elocu- 
tion Hall, Saturday evening, May 21. The following programme was 
rendered : — 

I. Symposium. 

Work of American School at Rome . . Grace Chapin. 

II. Programme : — 

1. The Grreco-Roman Period as One of De- 

cadence ..... Frances Dadmun. 

2. Statues of the Gods .... Edna Foote. 

3. Portraiture Emma Watt. 

The Agora held its regular meeting, Saturday evening, May 7. The 

following programme was given : — 
Impromptu Speeches. 

Position taken by the United States in 

regard to Neutrals .... Elizabeth Seelman. 
Events of the War up to the present time, Grace Phemister. 
Effects in Spain of the Battle at Manila . Elizabeth Towle. 



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The general subject for the evening was the cities' work for the poor. 
Papers were given on : — 

Care for the Food ...... Anna Cross. 



Gymnasiums, Baths, and Recreation Piers 

Floating Hospitals . 

Vacation Schools . . 

Park Systems ..... 

COLLEGE NOTES. 



Mary Lauderbach. 

. Mabel Bishop. 

Edna Seward. 

Mary E. Cross. 



May 1. — 11.00 : Bishop Vincent held the usual Sunday service in the 
chapel. 7.00 : a missionary meeting, at which Miss Crosby spoke, took the 
place of the usual vesper service. 

May 2. — A concert was given in the chapel by the Boston String Quar- 
tette, assisted by Miss Stowell, of the College School of Music. 

May 8. — Dr. W. H. P. Faunce, of New York City, preached in the 
chapel at eleven o'clock. 

May 9. — The Phi Sigma Fraternity entertained with a dance in Society 
Hall. 

May 10. — Mrs. Newman gave a delightful reception at Norumbega, in 
honor of Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer and Miss Horsfoi'd. 

May 11. — At 7.15, in Lecture Room 1, Mr. Charles Ames, of Boston, 
gave a most interesting lecture on " Wasted Power." 

May 14. — 4.15 : the Class of '99 elected Miss Olive Rosencranz class 
president for their senior year. 7.30 : at the regular Barn Swallow meeting 
some of Kemble's funniest " coons" and a number of shadow pictures were 
given with marked success. 

May 15. — Dean George Hodges, of the Cambridge Theological School, 
held the usual Sunday morning services in the chapel. 

May 16. — Alpha Kappa Chi gave an enjoyable dance in the barn. 

May 19. — Mrs. Cook, Miss Smith, Miss Waite, and Miss Walton, gave 
a charming reception at Wood Cottage to members of the faculty. The 
rooms were prettily decorated with apple blossoms ; and the pleasure of the 
afternoon was further increased by music from the College Mandolin Club. 
In the evening the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, of Harvard, repeated their 



438 THE WELLE8LEY MAGAZINE. 

interesting and successful revival of Dekker's "Shoemakers' Holiday," at 
the Wellesley Townhall, under the patronage of the Literature Department. 
The old play was admirably given, and the Wellesley audience was highly 
enthusiastic. 

May 21. — At 2.25, in Lecture Room 1, Mrs. Emily Forman gave a 
most interesting reading of Browning's " Pippa Passes," to which the stu- 
dents in Literature VII. and the members of the senior class were invited. 
7.00 : Tau Zeta Epsilon entertained in the barn with a very charming dance. 

May 22. — Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall, of New York, preached in the 
chapel at the usual hour. At the vesper service Dr. Hall repeated, by re- 
quest, the address on "A Vision of the World's Evangelization," which he 
had delivered at the recent Student Volunteer Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. 

May 23. — 3.00 : Miss Bishop, Miss Brown, Miss Clark, Miss Davis, 
Miss Griswold, Miss Lauderbach, Miss Morse, Miss Phemister, Miss Wood- 
bury, and Miss Young were the hostesses at a red, white, and blue dance 
given in the barn. 7.15 : Professor Bumpus, of Brown University, lectured 
before the Biology Club and members of the Zoology classes on "The 
Human Features in the Light of Comparative Anatomy." Professor Bumpus 
brought with him a number of skulls, which added greatly to the interest of 
the lecture. 

May 26. — From four until six Mrs. Cook and the girls at Wood Cot- 
tage entertained the men on the Harvard Glee and Mandolin Clubs. In the 
evening the clubs gave a concert in the Village Townhall. 

May 28. — 1.30 : Mr. Howard Walker, of the Art department, gave the 
last of his course of interesting Art lectures in the Art Lecture Room. The 
subject was " The Trans-Mississippi Fair at Omaha," in which Mr. Walker 
has been much interested. At the same hour in the History Seminary Room 
of the Art Building, Miss Mary W. Dewson, '97, gave her first lecture on 
" The Problem of Domestic Service," before the higher economics classes. 
The lecture was based on the results of the investigations which Miss Dew- 
son has been carrying on during the winter for the "Woman's Industrial 
Union " of Boston. 3.00 : the last student's recital of the year was given in 
the chapel. The soloists from Boston were Miss Mary Ellis and Miss Alice 
Houston. Society Zeta Alpha held a very charming reception in Society 
Hall and Elocution Hall, from three to six. 7.30 : at the last social meeting 



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of the Barn Swallows the usual dramatic entertainment was omitted, and a gay 
shirt-waist dance took its place. 

May 29. — The Rev. T. T. Munger preached in the chapel at the usual 
Sunday morning service. 

May 31. — At a mass meeting held in the chapel at one o'clock, it was 
voted to place all the arrangements for Float in the hands of the Athletic 
Association. 

June 3. — Recitations were omitted in honor of a Tree Day which was 
to have been, had not the rain prevented. 

June 4. — 1.30 : Miss Mary W. Dewson gave her second lecture on the 
"Domestic Service Question," in the History Room of the Art Building. 

June 5. — 3.00 p. m. : Dr. Alexander McKenzie conducted the last com- 
munion service of the year in the chapel. 7.00 : at the missionary meeting, 
which took the place of the usual vesper service, Mrs. Crawford spoke on 
"The Effect of a Missionary Life upon the Missionary." 

June 6. — In the afternoon the students at Waban Cottage gave a recep- 
tion to their friends. 7.30 : the Wellesley Chapter of the Somerset Y's held 
a meeting in the Stone Hall parlor. Miss Margaret K. Hall, 1900, was 
elected president for next year. The meeting was most encouraging and 
impressive. 9.00: the junior class in solemn conclave disposed of 
their forensics in some unknown manner somewhere in the west woods. 
After this affecting ceremony the class, in sheets and pillowcases, marched 
slowly to the Main Building to the singing of a Latin dirge ; there the ghostly 
company disbanded after a very lusty and human cheer for English III. 

June 8. — The sun shone, and Tree Day became at last a reality. 

June 9. — Examinations began. 

June 11. — The Shakespeare Society gave a presentation of " A Mid- 
summer Night's Dream. 

June 12. — Dr. H. A. Stimson preached in the chapel at eleven o'clock. 

June 13. — 3.00 : the seniors gave an open dress rehearsal of their play, 
"The Rivals," in the barn before a large audience. 

June 14. — Again the sun shone and the weather was fine, and "Float" 
was successfully and beautifully given. 

June 16. — Miss Whiting entertained at Fiske in honor of Mrs. Durant's 
birthday. The officers of the classes and a number of the faculty and 



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alumnae were present. Later in the evening Mrs. Durant was serenaded b} r 
the students. The Class of '98 held its class dinner at the Woodland Park 
Hotel in Auburndale. 

COMMENCEMENT WEEK. 

June 17 . — The festivities of Commencement Week were very delight- 
fully begun with the Senior Dramatics. 

June 18. — 3.00 p. m. : the weather, that uncertain quantity in all the 
anxious calculations for Commencement Week, was all that could be wished 
for the Garden Party and Glee Club Concert of Saturday afternoon. The 
party was given near Longfellow this year instead of on Cottage Hill, as 
formerly. The background of woods, and lake, and fountain made the scene 
a very beautiful one. The Glee Club sang particularly well, and the affair 
was in every way delightful. 7.30 p. m. : Mrs. Irvine and Miss Stratton 
received the seniors and their friends at Stone Hall. 

June 19. — The Baccalaureate Sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Burton, 
of Chicago University. His subject was " Scholarship and Religion," which 
he showed were not incompatible, since the love of truth lay at the founda- 
tion of each. 

At the choral vesper service, at a quarter before seven in the evening, 
the College Chorus and the Glee Club sang. They were assisted by Mr. 
Rotoli and Miss Pauline Woltmann. 

June 20. — 7.30 p. m. : the Boston Instrumental Club, conducted by 
Walter W. Swornsbourne, gave one of the best concerts of the year. 

June 21. — The exercises of the twentieth annual commencement of the 
college were held at three o'clock in the chapel. The doors were opened an 
hour before, and when the long and imposing line of trustees, faculty, 
alumnae and seniors marched up the aisle the chapel was well crowded. The 
order of exercises was as follows : — 

Organ Prelude. Alia Marcia in B minor . . . Rheinberger. 

mrs. w. t. stovall. 

Reading of Scriptures. 

Prayer. 

"Ye Sons of Israel" ....... Mendelssohn. 

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Address. " The Mission of the Peoples." 

BENJAMIN IDE WHEELER, PH.D., LL.D. 

Songs Schubert. 

the wellesley college chorus. 

Conferring of Degrees. 

Music. 

Benediction. 

Organ Postlude. Grand Chorus in B flat major . . Dubois. 

mrs. w. t. stovall. 
Reception. 

The Comunencement exercises were followed directly by the Commence- 
ment dinner in the dining room of College Hall. The general reception in 
the first floor centre followed the banquet. At 9 o'clock the seniors, in caps 
and gowns, "turned tassels," and began at College Hall the serenade which 
closed the festivities of senior week. 

June 22. — The day was given over to the alumnae. 

ALUMNA DAY. 

The business meeting of the Alumna? Association was held at ten 
o'clock in the chapel, with an unusually large number of members present. 
The successful dispatch of the business was doubtless due, in part, to the 
kind loan of the '98 gavel made by the class president, Miss Patterson, as 
well as to the efficient service of the Alumna? Board, consisting of Miss 
Jessie Claire McDonald, '88, president; Miss Louise Gr. Saxton, '91, vice 
president ; Mrs. Mabel G. Swornstedt, '90, corresponding secretary ; Miss 
Caroline C. Tyler, recording secretary; and Miss Maria Baldwin, '91, 
treasurer. Of these officers all but one were present. 

The two reports of most general interest were that the Shafer Memorial 
has reached the sum of $900, and that the organ will be in readiness for the 
new chapel in the fall. The newly elected officers, who are resident in 
Worcester and will serve for two years, are : president, Mrs. Anna Stock- 
bridge Tuttle, '80 ; vice president, Mrs. Alice Pettee Eastman, '87 ; cor- 
responding secretary, Miss Harriet Pierce, '88; treasurer, Miss Alice 



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Groddard Pierce, '92. Miss Caroline Tyler continues to serve as recording 
secretary. The business meeting adjourned at half past twelve, thus giving 
an hour for social chat. 

Plates were laid in the dining room for two hundred and forty-three, 
and the number of alumnae present was the largest in the history of the 
Association. The invited guests were Mrs. Durant, President Irvine, Dean 
Stratton, Miss Howard, Mrs. Palmer, Miss Hosford, the Class of '98, and 
the graduates of the Schools of Music and Art. Alter Mrs. Durant's cor- 
dial words of welcome, the toastmistress, Miss McDonald, '88, expressed to 
the alurnna? the regrets of Mrs. Irvine and Miss Stratton. Miss Hosford 
then, in behalf of the trustees, explained the opportunities open to the 
alumna? for beautifying the new chapel with windows or sedilia. The 
response for the graduates in Art and Music, present on this Alumna? Day 
for the first time, was made in song by Mrs. May Sleeper Euggles ; her 
fame as the composer of the College cheer was recognized by a hearty 
giving of the cheer. The toast card was as follows: "The Collegiate 
Alumna?," Mrs. Alice Upton Pearmain, '83; "Our Endowment Fund," 
Miss Edna V. Patterson, '98; " Wellesley in Chicago," Miss May Estelle 
Cook, '88; "Fifteen Years Ago," Miss Ruth W. Lathrop, '83; "The 
Absent," Miss Alethea Ledyard, '95 ; "The Wellesley Girl," Miss Ellen F. 
Pendleton, '86 ; "Wellesley in the South," Miss Caroline N. Newman, '93 ; 
" The Alumna and her Alma Mater," Mrs. Anna Stockbridge Tuttle, '80. 

After the singing of the Alumna? Song, the Class of '98 expressed their 
appreciation of the hospitality of their older sisters by a rousing cheer for 
the Alumna? Association, and for the retiring president, Miss McDonald. 



ALUMXiE NOTES. 

Anna Palen, '88, has been elected vice president of the Philadelphia 
Association of Collegiate Alumna?. 

Eleanor A. M. Gamble, '89, was elected to Sigma Xi at Cornell. This 
Society is to original and scientific work what Phi Beta Kappa is to the arts. 

Isabelle Stone, 90, has accepted a position in the Physics Department at 

Vassar. 



THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 443 

Mrs. Grace Brackett Lewis, '90, with her husband and children, spent a 
day and night in Honolulu, H. I., with Judge and Mrs. Frear. Mrs. Lewis 
has written of her safe arrival in Japan. She is anxious to settle in Shanghai. 

Louise Brown, '92, has accepted an offer of position as Science teacher 
for next year in Milwaukee College. 

Edna C. Spaulding, '92, has been spending this year in Washington, D. C. 

The engagement of Miss Geraldine B. Longley, '92, and Mr. Albert B. 
Kimball is announced. Mr. Kimball is instructor in the English Hisrh 
School, Worcester. 

Mrs. Mary Hazard Frost, '93, and her husband, Prof. E. B. Frost, of 
the Astronomy Department at Dartmouth College, will leave Hanover in 
July and go to Chicago, where Professor Frost has accepted a position in the 
Yukes Observatory. He will become a member of the Faculty of the 
University of Chicago in the autumn. 

Mary Alice Kneen, '93, will be in residence at Denison House until 
August. 

Miss Caroline Frear, '93, has been visiting Mrs. Mary Dillingham Frear, 
'93, in Honolulu, H. I., since the middle of February. She will soon return 
to Oakland, California. 

The engagement is announced of Miss Laura Hamblett Jones, '93, to 
Mr. Stephen Meeker Miller, of Newark, New Jersey. 

The engagement is announced of Mary C. Adams, '95, to Mr. Malcolm 
Harlow Baker, Harvard, '96. 

Mrs. May Merrill Billings, '95, and her husband, Mr. Richard Billings, 
sailed from New York May 28, for an extended trip abroad, and on their 
return will take up their residence in St. Paul. 

Florence Leatherbee, '95, has returned from her trip abroad, and is now 
at her home in Boston. 

The engagement of Mabel Davison, '95, to Mr. Wray E. Bentley, of 
Brooklyn, is announced. 

The engagement of Alethea Ledyard, '95, to Rev. Alexander Sharp is 
announced. 



444 THE WELLE8LEY MAGAZINE. 

Ada M. Belfield, '96, will continue to teach in the Stevan School, Drexel 
Boulevard, Chicago. 

Martha H. Shackford, '96, has accepted an appointment as Critic in 
English in Vassar College for '98-'99. 

Elizabeth I. Adams, '96, will continue to teach in the Albany Academy, 
Albany, N. Y. 

Thirty-one members of the Class of '96 took luncheon together in Boston 
on Saturday, June 18, 1898. 

Jennie R. Beale, '96, has been elected secretary and treasurer of the 
Philadelphia Association of Collegiate Alumnfe. 

Margaret E. Starr, '97, has been teaching English and History at the 
Woman's College in Richmond, Virginia, for this session. 

The annual banquet of the Chicago Wellesley Club was held April 30, 
at the Union League Club. The programme consisted of an address by Mrs. 
W. D. McClintock, and a summary of President Irvine's Report of 1896-97 
by Miss S. W. Peabody, '86. An informal talk followed on Wellesley and 
Wellesley interest. About fifty were present, and a number of new members 
were obtained. At the business meeting, which preceded the banquet, the 
following officers were elected: president, Miss Elizabeth Wallace, '86 ; vice 
president, Mrs. Clara Belfield Bates ; secretary, Mrs. Mary Zimmerman Fisk ; 
treasurer, Miss Theresa Newberger ; executive committee, Miss Mary Davis, 
96, Miss Florence Homer, '86, Miss Blanche Rhodes. 

The Worcester Wellesley Club had a musicale for its spring meeting, 
at the home of the Misses Lincoln, May 6. The programme was devoted 
to Mendelssohn, and consisted of a paper on his life, by Miss Ethel Howard, 
and vocal and instrumental selections from his works. Mrs. May Sleeper 
Ruggles gave solos, and Mrs. H. W. Cobb and Miss Henderson sang a 
duet. The other numbers were piano solos by Miss Lillian Atwood and Miss 
Helen Lincoln, and a duet by Miss Atwood and Miss Helena Corey. After 
the music refreshments were served. Miss Corey and Miss Coolidge were 
at the lemonade table, and frappe was served by Mrs. Walter Richmond, 
Mrs. Alex. Lewis, Mrs. E. C. Potter, and Mrs. Chas. Burbank, assisted by 
Misses Ruth Stone, Gertrude Dennis, Lillian Atwood, Grace Mix, Grace 
Laird, Nettie Orr, Annie M. Henderson, and the Misses Longley. 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 445 

The annual luncheon and business meeting of the Philadelphia Welles- 
ley Club took place at The Bittenhouse, Philadelphia, on Saturday, May 7. 
The election of officers for the year 1898-99 resulted as follows : Miss Anna 
Palen, president; Miss Elizabeth W. Braley, vice president; Miss Ada M. 
Krecker, secretary and treasurer; Miss M. Lilian Jones and Miss Jennie R. 
Beale, Directors. 

CLASS REUNIONS. 

The Class of '83 held its fifteenth reunion as the guests of one of its 
members, Mrs. Alice Upton Pearmain, M.A., the president of the Inter- 
collegiate Alumnaa Association. Those who accepted Mrs. Pearmain's de- 
lightful invitation, and enjoyed the meeting of old friends, were: Mrs. Ade- 
laide Eaton Abbe, vice president of the class ; Mrs. Emma Sherburne 
Eaton, secretary; Mrs. Winifred Edgerton Merrill, Ph.D., Ruth Lathrop, 
M.D., Mary J. Brewster, M.D., Marie L. Luck, Mrs. Harriet Beecher 
Scoville Devan, Mrs. Florence Runnells Bryant, Mary J. Dudley, Clara 
Skeele, Emily Lewin, Mrs. Kate Squires Muller, Hester Nichols, Mrs. Clara 
Merrill Hutchinson, M.D., Mary Walker, Gertrude Nash. 

The fifteen years have brought full measure of success to the forty-six 
remaining members of the class, twenty-six of whom are married, and the 
devoted mothers of forty-six children. 

The health of the class is secured by its devotion to the medical profes- 
sion, into which four of the members have entered personally, and five by 
proxy. The higher degrees have been won by many, six having received 
their Ph.D. : Mrs. Winifred Edgerton Merrill, the first woman upon whom 
Columbia College conferred a degree — a beginning which led to the estab- 
lishment of Barnard College ; Alice Luce, who took the same degree from 
Heidelberg ; Cornelia H. B. Rogers, Yale ; Lucie Grieve, Columbia ; Mrs. 
Helen Page Bates, University of Wisconsin ; and Mrs. Anna Robertson 
Brown Lindsay. 

The class is proud of its latest honor, representation on the Board of 
Trustees, in the person of Mrs. Merrill. 

Here's to '83. Long may she prosper ! 

The decennial of the Class of '88 was celebrated by a breakfast at the 
University Club in Boston, Monday, June 20. Twenty-one of the class 



446 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

were present. It was agreed by all that the weight of years seems to rest 
lightly upon '88. There was an especial cause for happiness in the fact that 
'88 is the only class graduated from Wellesley which has never lost a mem- 
ber by death. 

The record of the class since graduation has been an interesting one. 
Of the fifty-seven members of the class who received degrees, one is a law- 
yer, one is a physician, one has gone to Japan as a missionary, two have be- 
come principals of large and nourishing schools, and twenty-two have 
married. The majority of " the other half" are teachers. Many of the 
class can boast of second degrees, and many have had the experience of 
travel in foreign lands. 

The following members were present at the reunion : Mrs. Dora Brown 
Silver, Mrs. Adeline Dodge Cole, Mrs. Maud Fales Strong, Mrs. Mary 
Steele Ferris, Mrs. Grace Jenckes Dame, Mrs. Annie Willis McCullough, 
Mrs. Caroline Emerson Mooney, Misses Cook, Algoe, Ellery, Fiske, Jones, 
Miner, McDonald, Harriet Pierce, Helen Pierce, McFarland, McMaster, 
Smith, Tefft, Cutler. 

The Class of '93 held their fifth year reunion at the Vendome, at two 
o'clock on Saturday, June 18, rather more than thirty members attending. 
The three most interesting personages present were Mrs. Junius Hill, '93's 
class mother, and two of the sixteen or seventeen babies they now claim. 
These were Edmund, "honorary baby," and Margaret, the children of Mrs. 
Alice Jones Shedd. Amateur photographs of these two and their admiring 
grandmother and aunts were procured before adjournment to the dining 
room. After a festive meal of various good things, including reminiscences, 
Marian Wilcox, on behalf of the committee of arrangements, introduced 
Mary Dennis as toastmistress. Some of the toasts drunk were, "Wellesley 
of '93," by Caroline N. Newman ; "Wellesley of To-day," by Agnes Damon ; 
"Our Teachers," Grace Grenell ; "Our Class Mother," Mary Tooker ; 
"The Class," Mrs. Hill. All the members enjoyed particularly the last, 
which gave news of most of the absent members, also permitting inspection 
of baby photographs and Mrs. Hill's new class pin. It appears that '93 is 
matrimonially inclined, over thirty of the class having taken final steps in 
that direction. The engagement of Miss Grenell to Mr. Wm. Farmer, of 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 447 

Montclair, N. J., was announced. The fun ended with a dash for the 4.50 
train. The only regret attending was that Miss Foley arrived too late for 
the reunion. In a measure to make up for this, a second gathering of the 
class was held at four o'clock on AVednesday, June 22, in Stone Hall parlor. 
A business meeting occupied part of this time. 

The reunion of the Class of '95 was held on the evening of Monday, 
June 20, in the barn. About thirty-five members were present. After the 
roll call the class indulged in dancing, to the music of a hurdy gurdy. 

One of the most interesting 1 events of the evening was the exhibition 
of the pictures of '95's babies. Of the eleven babies, seven were repre- 
sented. During the festivities the class had a most delightful surprise in a 
call from President Irvine. 

The reunion of the Class of '97 was held on Saturday, June 18, at the 
Vendome, in Boston. About sixty -members were present. It was an- 
nounced that the class had added seventy-seven dollars to the fund for the 
running expenses of the College started by them last year, and increased by 
'98 this year. 

COLLEGE SETTLEMENT NOTES. 
Denison House. 

May 4, the Woman's Club held its annual sale of fancy articles. A 
large number of people attended, and the club realized about twenty dollars 
from its sale. The money thus raised will be used for the summer outings 
of the Club, the first of which took place Wednesday, June first. 

May 3, the Washington Club discussed the present war situation. Mr. 
Levin gave a very thoughtful and spirited argument in favor of peace. 

May 4, about one hundred people were present at the closing exercises 
of the College Extension Classes. Miss Scudder, the director of classes, 
conducted the exercises, which began with music. Mr. Edwin D. Mead 
was then introduced, and talked to the girls in a vigorous and inspiring way. 
After music, vocal and violin, Professor Ritchie, of Wellesley, spoke to the 
girls about the value of knowledge, the pleasure of acquiring it, the rich- 
ness and fullness of life it gives to those who gain it, and best of all the 
power it brings with.it of helpfulness for others. 

Miss Scudder spoke briefly of the satisfactory work done by the classes 



448 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

this year, and reports of the work were read by girls from the different 
classes. These reports were to most of us the most beautiful and impressive 
part of the evening, because the girls showed such a pathetic eagerness to 
learn, and an appreciation for the help they had received at Denison House. 
Forty-six diplomas, given out by Miss Dudley, testified to the faithful 
attendance of the girls, and in many cases to additional work done at home. 

May 5, Miss Dudley and Miss Scudder went to Xew York to attend 
the May meeting of the C. S. A. 

May 7, Mr. Tucker, of the Xewton Y. M. C. A., talked to the boys 
of the Anti-tobacco League. 

May 9, Mrs. H. H. A. Beach gave a piano recital before the members 
of the Teachers' Club. Miss Hazard's Travel Class held its regular meeting 
at the Public Library. Miss Scripture's class visited the Boylston Club, 
where they heard an interesting talk on Greek Sculpture by Mrs. Sedgwick. 

May 12, Miss Waterman heard Mr. Tomlins, of Chicago, talk about his 
method of teaching children's choruses. He spoke afternoon and evening at 
Ben Adhem House, Boxbury. Miss Scripture's Boys' Club spent the after- 
noon in the Public Gardens, and enjoyed especially the ride in the swan boat. 

May 14, Miss Dudley went to Xew York to attend a conference of 
delegates from the various Consumers' Leagues of the country. 

May 19, the Denison Dramatic Club gave "Julius Caesar" at Union 
Hall, Boylston Street. The proceeds of the play, amounting to seventy 
dollars, are to be divided between the Club and the proposed Denison House 
Beading Boom. In addition to this sum fifteen dollars have been received 
for the Beading Boom. The Club takes great pleasure in starting the fund 
for the needed Beading Boom, and it is hoped that it will be possible to open 
such a room in the near future. The Dramatic Club is composed of boys 
from fifteen to nineteen years of age, some of whom have been connected with 
the settlement four years. During the past three years Miss "Wall, '91, has 
had charge of the Club, and has directed its attention to debating, gymnastics, 
and this year to the study of parts of "Merchant of Venice" and "Julius 
Caesar." 

May 21, the Teachers' Club was entertained at Wellesley by the 
Wellesley members of the Club. 

May 26, Miss Brooks, Miss Midler, and Miss Elsbeth Miiller, of 
Wellesley, furnished music for the Thursday evening reception. 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 449 

May 28, Miss Scudder came to spend two weeks at the House. Dr. 
Robbins, formerly of the New York Settlement, made a short visit at Denison 
House. Miss Clara Keene has returned from the South, and is meeting the 
Girls' Club on Tuesday afternoons. 

MARRIAGES. 

Hardy-Fuller. — In Hingham, Mass., August 27, 1897, Nancy Jane 
Fuller, '93, to Mr. George Franklin Hardy, son of John Hardy, U. S. 
consul at Agua, San Domingo. 

Conrad- Allex. — In Washington, D. C, May 3, 1898, Dora Edmon- 
ston Allen, '96, to Ass't Paymaster Charles Conrad, U. S. N. 

Moxroe-McKixxey. — In Binghamton, New York, May 18, 1898, 
Nellie Gertrude McKinney, Sp. '80, to Mr. Moses Daniel Monroe. 

Billings-Merrill. — In Woodstock, Vermont, May 25, 1898, May 
Merrill, '95, to Mr. Richard Billings. 

Richardson-Mathews. — In Milwaukee, June 8, 1898, Anna Elizabeth 
Mathews, '97, to Rev. Henry Louis Richardson. 

Sheppard-Denisox. — In Newtonville, Mass., May 25, 1898, Grace 
M. Denison, '95, to Mr. Robert K. Sheppard. At home, 59 Fruit Street, 
Worcester, Mass. 

Hatch-Millard.— In Albany, N. Y., June 20, 1898, Mary Millard, 
'94, to Mr. George Franklin Hatch. At home after Sept. 1, 1898, at 84 
Maple Street, West Roxbury, Mass. 

Hatfield-Glover. — In Washington, D. C, June 15, 1898, Ethel 
Adelia Glover, '90, to Mr. Henry Rand Hatfield. 

BIRTHS. 

April 3, 1898, in Hanover, N. H., a daughter to Mrs. Mary Hazard 
Frost, formerly '93. 

April 11, 1898, in New York, N. Y., a daughter. Lucretia Estelle, to 
Mrs. Fannie Estelle Austin Kelly, '95. 

April 26, 1898, at Unadilla, N. Y., a sou, Lawrence Burr, to Mrs. 
Lillian Burr Belden, '91. 



450 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

May 1, 1898, in Rosemont, Pa., a daughter, Frances Elizabeth, to 
Mrs. Grace Ford Weimer, '95. 

May 21, 1898, a son, Hamilton, to Mrs. Caroline Williamson Mont- 
gomery, B.A. '89, M.A. '94. 

DEATHS. 

In Worcester, Mass., April 30, 1898, Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Stimpson, 
mother of Helen J. Stimpson, '95. 

In Indian Orchard, Mass., Dec. 16, 1897, Sullivan D. Hill, father of 
Nettie Isabel Hill, '99. 

In Spencer, Mass., May 22, Ellen P. Starr, Sp. '76-'79. 

In West Deerfield, Mass., May 27, 1898, Mr. James A. Hawks, father 
of Minnie Ellen Hawks, '96. 

In Louisville, Kentucky, in April, 1898, Mrs. Harris Goodloe Lee, 
formerly '99. 

In Whiting, Vermont, June 11, 1898, Julia Phelps, '95. 

LN MEMORIAM, JULIA PHELPS, '95. 

Whereas, we, the members of the Class of '95, Wellesley College, 
mourn the loss of our friend and classmate, Julia Phelps, be it 

Resolved: That though we are deeply saddened that again there should 
be a break in our class ranks, yet there is the comfort that to her has been 
granted a more blessed service. 

That we extend to her family and friends most sincere fellowship at a 

time when grief draws all closely together through the bonds of sympathy. 

That a copy of these resolutions be sent to her family, be recorded in 

the minutes of the class organization, and be published in The Wellesley 

Magazine . 

Signed, 

Helen M. Kelsey, 
Helen Dennis, 
Eva M. Denison, 

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Imported Madras, $3.50 each, 



Our Specialty. 



The L. E. Fletcher Company, 

No. 158 Boylston Street, 

Telephone, Tremont 589-3. Boston, MaSS. 

When the Hair begins to fall — 
When unsightly Dandruff is on top — 

REMEMBER 

RANDOLPH'S 
Quinine and Glycerine 

HAIR TONIC 

IS GUARANTEED TO CORRECT. 

Positively a preparation that will not injure, but will promote 
growth of hair. 

50 CENTS PER BOTTLE. 

Ask your Dkuggist for it. 

L. W. RANDOLPH, Prescription Druggist, 
PLAINF1ELD, N. J. 



ADVERTISEMENTS. 






Designer and Maker of 



Riding Habits, Cloth Gowns, 

Jackets, 

Golf-Cycle Costumes. 



NeW ClotllS ... A nearly endless variety of beautiful fabrics, 
among which are Venetians, Coverts, Whipcords, Cheviots, Serges, 
Hand-made and Homespuns. 

Vienna and London Models, and those of Our Own Design. 

Prices for Tailor Gowns, from $60 to $80. 
For Golf-Cycle Costumes, $4-0 to $60. 



No. 256 BOYLSTON STREET, BOSTON. 



-OUR- 

Spectacles and Eyeglasses 

are not only the BEST, but our 
prices are reasonable. 



Kodaks and Photographic Supplies for 
Amateurs. 

Developing and Printing. 



PINKHAM & SMITH, 
Opticians, 

No. 288 BOYLSTON STREET, BOSTON. 



Eastern leaders' ppcy, 

Miss E. F. Foster, Manager, 

50 Bromfield Street, 

BOSTON. 

Has frequent demands for college-educated women. 

Send for circulars. 



Telephone, Boston 775-2. 



207 

Tremont 

Street, 

Jacob Doll 



PIANOS 

For Sale and to Rent, at prices never be- 
fore heard of in the history of piano 
manufacturing. 

A. A. TARBEAUX, Manager. 



<?arl J. Jfor^er, 

11 Winter Street, Boston, Mass. 

Elevator to Studio. 



<?lass pf?oto<2rapf?er 

Jo U/ellesley <?ollec)e ( '98. 



Special Rates to Friends of the College. 
Mention this Advertisement. 



ABVEJiTTHtiM KNTS. 



DRESSMAKING. 

/& fi & 

M. E. FLEMMING, 

Central St., Wellesley, opp. Tea Room. 



TREE DAY WORK A SPECIALTY. 



Established April, 1875. 
Wellesley College opened September, 1875. 

CHAS. E. SHATTUCK, 

The Wellesley Grocer. 



In our stock may be found 

FRUIT, CONFECTIONERY, 

LOWNEY'S CHOCOLATES, 

FANCY CRACKERS, 

MAINE CREAM, 
NEUFCHATEL CHEESE. 



Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, 

Vases, Jardinieres. 

Toilet Soaps, Ladies' Boot Dressing, etc. 



Thanking the public for their large exhibition of 
trust in my method of doing business, I solicit your 
continued patronage. 

Goods delivered free at any of the College 

buildings. 



O. A. BRUNER 

Bakerp, 

21 South Main Street, Natick, Mass. 



SPECIALTIES : 

Home-made Bread, Cake, 
and Pastry. 



OUR MOTTO : " Cleanliness and Reliability." 



We wish to call special attention to our 

ICE CREAM AND SHERBET. 



P 



hotographic Supplies 
for Amateurs. 

DRY PLATES IN ALL SIZES. "EASTMAN'S 
FILMS." BLUE PRINT, SOLIO, VELOX, 
PLATIN, AND BROMIDE PRINTING OUT 
PAPERS. DEVELOPER, TONING SOLUTION, 
ETC. CARD MOUNTS ALL SIZES. 

F. E. BOARDMAN, 

Jeweler and Optician, 
No. 3 CLARK'S BLOCK, NATICK. 



E. J. STATES, 

Art Deedkioork Store. 

All the latest Novelties 
in Fancy Work - 

Special Designs for COLLEGE PILLOWS and BANNERS. 

175 TREriONT STREET 

(Near Tremont Theatre.) 




KNOX'S R — HATS. 

THE STANDARD OF FASHION EVERYWHERE. 

194 Fifth Avenue, under Fifth Ave. Hotel, New York. 

Agents in all the principal cities. 

Six Highest Awards at the Columbian Exposition. 

All mail orders receive prompt and careful attention. 



LADIES' SAILORS. 



Whitney's 

Headquarters for 

Embroideries 

and 

Ladies' Handkerchiefs. 




Whitney's 



2^ Temple Place, Boston. 



Roses fl {$ 

All the best varieties constantly 
on hand. Other flowers in their 
season. 

• ■■- Telephone or mail orders 
promptly attended to. 

Mention this paper and ask for 
the University Discount. 

JULIUS A. ZINN, 2 Beacon St. 



T|e Senior Class PHotographer 

for Wellesley '94 and '95 
was 

Chas. W. Hearn, 

392 Boylston Street, 
Boston. 



Mr. Hearn thanks Wellesley students for 
their past valued patronage, and would be 
pleased to submit prices and samples, with a 
view to his possible selection as Class Pho- 
tographer for Wellesley '98. 

Respectfully, 

Charles W. Hearn. 



E. W. NOYES CO. 

Pictures ana 
Frames 



9@ 



All the popular subjects in Photographs, 
Prints, Fac-Similes, etc. 



13 Bromfield St., Boston. 



AD VERTISEMENTH. 



BOOK AND JOB 



(Printing, 



j£ 



Of Every Description. 

EXECUTED WITH 
PROMPTNESS 
AND PRECISION. 



COLLEGE WORK A SPECIALTY. 



CITIZEN OFFICE, 

Summer Street, 

NATICK, MASS. 



Bailey's Hotel, 

A. BAILEY, Proprietor. 



This Hotel is on the line of Boston & 
Albany Railroad, three quarters of an 
hour's ride from Boston, and is con- 
nected by way of Coach with Wellesley 
College, passing the beautiful estate 
of H. H. Hunnewell. 

Guests conveyed from Depot and 
College free of charge. 

First-class Livery Stable connected 
with house. Also proprietor of Bailey's 
Boston Express, and Wellesley College 
Baggage Transfer Co. 

Telephone connection from depotand 
college to hotel. 



First class 
in every respect. 



Terms 
Reasonable. 



Perfect Comfort 

For women and positive style. That's what we studied 
for. Nothing to pinch or hurt. 

TheH. H. "TuttleShoe" 

is made on men's lasts. Has that graceful outside 
swing that gives the little toe breathing room. Double- 
soled calf for those who want heavy shoes. Lighter 
grades for others. $4 to $8 is the price. Discount to 
Students and Faculty. 

H. H. TUTTLE & CO., 

Washington St., cor. Winter Street. 



WOIHi'5 fllEDICBL COLLEGE 

OF THE 

New York Infirmary for Women and Children. 



T^HE Thirty-second Annual Session opens October 
* I, 1897. Four years, Graded Course. Instruc- 
tion by Lectures, Clinics, Recitations and practical 
work, under supervision in Laboratories, and Dis- 
pensary of College, and in New York Infirmary. 
Clinics and operations in most of the City Hospitals 
and Dispensaries open to Women Students. For 
Catalogues, etc., address 

EMILY BLACKWELL, M.D. 
321 East 15TH St., New York. 



H. H. CARTER & CO., 

Stationers tP Engravers 

WILL ALLOW 

20 per cent Discount 



ON PURCHASES 



Made by Wellesley College Students. 



5 Somerset St. (near Beacon), 
BOSTON. 

MRS. J. C. WHITE, 

19 Bromfield Street - Boston, Mass. 



Artists' Materials. 



PICTURE FRAMES. 



CHILDREN'S NOVELTIES. 



Christmas, Easter, Valentine 
and Birthday Gifts, etc 



Usual Discount to Student3_ 



Joel Goldthwait & Company, 

Have just opened and are now ready to show 
a large and very fine line of 

Scotch • Axrainsters, • English • Wiltons • and • Brussels, 



With a full stock of 



Domestic Wiltons, Brussels, Axminsters, 
Velvets, Tapestries and Ingrains. 

The Styles and Colorings adapted to the present styles of Furnishings. 



Near Cornbill. 



163 to 169 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 



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Blanket Wraps 

For the Nursery. 
For the Sick Room. 
For the Bath. 

For Steamer Traveling. 
For the Railway Carnage. 
For Yachting. 

For Men, Women, Children, and the 
Baby, $2.75 to $35, with Hood and 
Girdle complete. 



Ladies' Shirt and Golf Waists, 
$5.00 to $20.00. 

From Madras, Oxfords, Cheviot, French 
Percales, English and French Flannels, 
Silk and Moire Poplin. 



A Special Department 
for 



Ladies' Golf Waists, 
Bicycle and Golf Skirts, 
Entire Golfing Suits. 



GOLF CLUBS, 
GOLF BALLS, and 
CADDY BAGS. 




Noyes Bros., 

Washington and Summer Streets, 

BOSTON, Mass., U. S. A. 



M. R. Warren Co. 

Stationers, 

Engravers and 

Printers. 



BLANK BOOKS, INKSTANDS, 

BLOTTERS. 



Pens, Ink, Pencils, 

Pocketbooks, Card Cases, Playing Cards, 

Fountain Pens, Stylographic Pens, 

Scrapbooks, 

Students' Notebooks, 

Address, Engagement, Shopping and Visiting Books 

Paine's Duplicate Whist, 

and 

Everything in Writing Materials. 



M. R. WARREN COMPANY 

No. 336 Washington Street, Boston. 

NEAR OLD SOUTH CHURCH. 



§E§. fl. PLOT & CO., 

Ladies' and Children's 

Garments. 



Our Display of 

Coats, Suits, Wraps, Furs, Waists, 
Rainproof Garments, Tea Gowns, 
and Silk Petticoats is the handsom- 
est and most complete we have ever 
shown, including our own direct im- 
portation of 

Paris and Berlin Novelties. 

Correct Styles. Moderate Prices. 



Nos. 531 ans 533 Washington Street, 

BOSTON. 

Telephone 2254. 



Frank Wood, Boston, Mass.